Department of Engineering Science

Programmes and specialisations


Our undergraduate specialisations are accredited by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ), a signatory to the Washington Accord, making your degree an internationally recognised qualification in many overseas countries.

BE (Hons) Biomedical Engineering
By specialising in Biomedical Engineering you will learn to apply principles and techniques from the physical and engineering sciences to medical and biological problems. You will develop a wide range of skills that can be applied to software development, instrumentation, imaging, mathematical modelling and high-performance computational engineering.

BE (Hons) Engineering Science
You will study advanced mathematical modelling, software design, computational techniques, continuum mechanics, bioengineering and operations research, and learn to apply these methodologies to real problems. Lecturers in this field are actively involved in the application of models in industry.



Doctor of Philosophy
A programme of extensive, advanced study and independent research that is carried out under qualified supervision.

Master of Energy
Consists of course work and research with options to concentrate on particular energy types or a wide range of topics.

Master of Operations Research
This degree provides an opportunity for advanced study in this field through supervised research and involves a thesis.

Postgraduate Certificate in Geothermal Energy Technology
Aimed at giving engineering and science graduates training in geothermal science and engineering.

Master of Engineering
A research degree involving a thesis. A research topic is agreed and relevant background reading is needed before being admitted.

Master of Engineering Studies
This is a taught masters degree. It is available in non-specialised areas and a number of specialisations.

Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research
This is a taught based programme offering advanced specialist training in your chosen field.